Family holidays with Wolsey Lodges

Family holidays by the sea with Wolsey Lodges

If you are looking for accommodation that offers the personal touch and a warm family welcome, you need look no further than Wolsey Lodges, where you will find a wide range of luxury B&Bs and Self Catering options throughout the UK, many of whom can accommodate the whole family.

Families seeking multi-generational holiday options, where nan and grandad can come too, will find a number of lodges and B&Bs that are big enough to accommodate you all – and many also offer dog friendly accommodation. With delicious home cooked breakfasts and several offering dinner options you won’t have to lift a finger, giving you all the more time to enjoy your holiday.

Family ice cream selectionFor families seeking a memorable summer staycation with their nearest and dearest you really are spoilt for choice. Several of our lodges are working farms, many of which can cater to families and allow you to feed the lambs or other animals (depending on the time of year) – a great experience for all the family. One such example would be Long Crendon Manor in Buckinghamshire, a stunning old property where the sheer beauty of the wood-panelled, beamed interior is backed by some lively farm ventures such as rare-breed piglets and cider production. Wildlife fans won’t be disappointed either – from Dolphin and Puffin watching in Pembrokeshire and winter Seal spotting along the Lincolnshire coast to searching for fossils of animals long extinct on the Jurassic Coast, there are some fantastic reasons to choose Wolsey Lodges for your family staycation throughout the year.


For those who want sand between their toes, a sea breeze in their hair and the opportunity to take a dip – there is a fabulous array of family friendly options to choose from across the UK. With over a third of our luxury lodges within a short drive of the coast you can rest assured that after a day at the beach you’ll be returning to wonderful Bed & Breakfast or self catering.
No matter which area of the country you choose, England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales – there will be a family friendly option close to the sea – just waiting for you to explore. Whether it be expanses of sandy beach or small, secluded coves the large choice of lodge locations will have something to suit all tastes – from the wonderful Welsh Coast with its famous Coastal Path to the beautiful downs, broads and headlands around the English, Irish & Scottish coastline.

Old Whyly Swimming poolIf you’re more of a cool pool family or fans of on court activity then these lodges could be just what you’re looking for, they not only offer a pool, but also a tennis court for those wanting to challenge a fellow family member to a re-enactment of the last Wimbledon final; Glebe House near Devon’s Jurassic Coast and famous South West Coast Path has a heated outdoor pool – perfect for families to relax after a busy day. Other fantastic lodges with swimming pools and tennis courts include: Beacon Hall House in Kent, Old Whyly in East Sussex, The Old Rectory in Norfolk, Kilmokea Country Manor in Ireland where the coastline offers a beach a day for a fortnight and Burnville House in Dartmoor.

Boy jumping

Looking for adrenaline inducing family friendly activities? – why not try Coasteering, an activity born on the Pembrokeshire Coast several decades ago and gathering an increasing number of fans. Celtic Quest Coasteering, TYF or Tenby Coasteering – who offer sessions across the county from Porthgain to Tenby. Stay nearby at either Mews Cottage at Elm Grove, Nr Tenby or at Manor Town House in Fishguard. Tir Y Coed in Conwy is within driving distance of Zip World, the fastest zip line in Europe – you can also visit Surf Snowdonia and Bounce Below while in the Snowdonia National Park.

Family holiday Pembroke bayInland adventures and experiences range from well known theme parks and family attractions through to National Trust properties and beautiful National Parks, so if the sea isn’t for you there are still plenty of places to visit, and lodges to explore – just take a look at our map to find out more.

For those after more flexibility and freedom why not take a look at the Self Catering options available. These properties not only allow you to cater for yourself but it also offers you the option of being in a “bubble” with just your family/friends – and not having to share your accommodation with other guests. Whether you are looking for somewhere remote to enjoy as a group or somewhere central to explore towns, attractions and villages, there are options to suit every taste – all maintained to the same exacting standards you would expect from a Wolsey Lodge. Many have a wide range of family friendly facilities and allow you to follow your own timetable.

These are just a taste of the great experiences you can have with your family when staying in a Wolsey Lodge luxury Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering property around the UK & Ireland.

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Jane & Alan Rees-Baynes

Your hosts here are Jane and Alan Rees-Baynes, the third generation to operate Elm Grove Country House in its sixty years as a luxury B&B. The house itself is far older, of course: the foundations were laid in 1840. Cuisine is taken seriously here, with breakfasts of the highest standard: check out the local speciality, 'seaweed scramble'. Dinners are by arrangement and served year-round apart from August: they're always a sensational highlight.

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